The Edgecombe County Democratic Party status is in question because from what I understand the secretary of the party Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown only has 5 precinct packages out of 21 precincts so therefore if I am correct this means that all the other precincts are considered unorganized until their precinct packages have been turned in to the party.
The reason why the precinct packages have not been received is because the party chair Elder Lawrence K. Taylor had announced in a meeting that he attended around a week before the county convention where a couple of precincts met and he told them that the Post Office box was closed. I was told the chair said it was closed because the party had no money to pay the box fee. Really? The chair could have called all the precincts to inform us that the box was closed but he allowed precinct chairs to send in the packages knowing that the packages would be returned to the sender from the Post Office. Damn shame!
During the January 30, 2018 meeting called by the chair Elder Lawrence K. Taylor it was clear that the money was funny when the treasurer’s report was presented and I feel strongly that the box was closed then and he didn’t say a word about it. I wonder how long the box has been closed.
While the chair is asking for money he and the former chair Rev. Roosevelt Higgs who also had a problem with the money during the end of his tenure also have joined forces asking for money. I don’t understand how anyone would write a check to the party at the moment and not be concerned with how the money that was in the bank when the current chair Taylor took over has been spent.
The current status of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party is an embarrassment to me and should be an embarrassment to all Democrats in Edgecombe County.
While the chair is focusing on me because I have asked him to resign several times and the most recent on the day of the Edgecombe County Convention. If the chair was concerned about the Edgecombe County Democratic Party he would be trying to reach out to the executive committee to get all of the precinct packages so he can make sure all precincts are organized.
The 1st Congressional District Convention is May 5 and the executive committee need to make sure the party is in compliance with the delegates in place. It would be ignorant for the Edgecombe County Democratic Party to go to the convention and to get there and be challenged because our house is not in order. I will not be embarrassed.
My recommendation is that a meeting be called by a couple of members of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee with the entire executive committee pre the March Annual Precinct meetings. You need to understand that all meetings are to be advertised and open to all Democrats and not just the executive committee.
I have come to the conclusion that you the chair Elder Lawrence K. Taylor do not have the best interest of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party at heart. Therefore I am asking for the last time that you Elder Lawrence K. Taylor resign effective immediately. However if you choose not to resign, I know the proper way to go about the process for removing you and I will be taking that route if you do not resign by Friday April 6, 2018 by submitting your letter of resignation to the Edgecombe County Democratic Party secretary Pastor Yvette Hart-Brown.